The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning taken from the Development Matters Framework. The three Prime Areas are Personal Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. Developing skills in these areas helps children achieve in the four Specific Areas, which are Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Activities are carefully planned around a topic. This approach often allows for children to target key skills across different areas of learning during one lesson.
Children's achievements are recorded in books, in 'wonderful work' files and on 'Earwig', an online learning journal.